• May 14, 2024

Pacific Yew

A hardy tree with anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and immune-enhancing properties, Pacific yew is hardy, long-lived tree that can live for hundreds of years. Yew trees produce compounds called taxanes, which include paclitaxel a compound that can help inhibit cancer cell replication.

Read More

  • May 7, 2024

Lilac: A Herald of Spring

A flower essence and fragrance for reconnecting with our soul nature and happy inner child, lilac is mostly used for its sweet floral aroma. Though it could have some medicinal uses as an herbal remedy it is more common as a fragrance and a flower essence.

Read More

  • April 29, 2024


More than just a beautiful flowering shrub or vine, honeysuckle is also a useful herbal medicine. It is a sweet cooling remedy that can be used to clear toxins, for fevers caused by infections and more.

Read More

  • April 23, 2024

Cinchona Bark and Quinine

The South American herbal remedy that has saved millions of lives, cinchona bark contains the alkaloid quinine which is antibacterial and antispasmodic. And it has been key in fighting malaria, saving countless lives.

Read More

  • April 17, 2024

Alfalfa's Sweet Relative: Melilot

Also known as sweet clover, melilot can soothe digestion, reduce edema, and aid circulation. It is an ingredient formulas for varicose veins and venous circulation because it does have blood-moving effects.

Read More

  • April 10, 2024

The Medicinal Uses and Health Benefits of Tea

Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world and it has many potential health benefits. It has powerful antioxidant properties and can aid mental alertness, fight fatigue, and may aid in weight loss. It even appears to help fight cavities and gum disease.

Read More

  • April 1, 2024


A flavonoid for reducing allergies and fighting viral infections, quercetin works with vitamin C to prevent free radical damage and keep vitamin C active. Quercetin is found in many foods such as onions, apples, blueberries, kale, cherry tomatoes, and broccoli.

Read More

  • March 26, 2024

Soybeans: Healthy Food or Health Hazard?

While soy is promoted as a health food, there are pros and cons to eating soy. Soy is high in phytoestrogens and can be helpful for menopause and PMS associated with low estrogen. But, they may be contraindicated with low thyroid, problems with infertility, or when they cause problems with indigestion.

Read More